Anirevo Announces Emiri Katou and Kana Ueda as Guests

Anirevo has announced that anime voice actors Emiri Katou and Kana Ueda will be guests at their upcoming convention.

Katou’s credits include Akatsuki in Log Horizon, Kagami Hiiragi in Lucky Star, Kyubey in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blair in Soul Eater, Mey-Rin in Black Butler, and Hideyoshi Kinoshita in Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts.

Ueda’s credits include Rin Tohsaka in the Fate Stay/Night franchise, Hayate Yagami in Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, and Yumi Fukuzawa in Maria Watches Over Us.

Anirevo will be taking place August 4-6, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

William Winckler Productions Announces English-Dubbed Pilots of PriPara, Net Ghost PiPoPa, and Nintama Rantaro no Uchū Daibōken with Cosmic Front Next Anime

Anime News Network is reporting that William Winckler Productions has recorded English-dubbed pilot episodes of the PriPara, Net Ghost PiPoPa, and Nintama Rantaro no Uchū Daibōken with Cosmic Front Next anime series. The company produced English dubs for several episodes of each series. WowMax Next is in charge of marketing and distributing the pilots, and it is soliciting distribution platforms for possible release.

The company produced English-dubbed pilots of the first and 12th episodes of the original 2014 PriPara anime, and the cast members include:

  • Elyse Bertani is Lala
  • Bonnie Butler is school girl
  • G. Larry Butler is Panda
  • Jodi Davis is Mom
  • Debbie Gatton is Mireille
  • Frank Gerrish is Klaus
  • Bradford Hill is young boy
  • Fiona Huxley is Sophie
  • Annie Knudsen is Team Sophie girl and young girl
  • Valerie Rose Lohman is Nao
  • Amy Lyndon is Principal Gloria
  • Kristin Morris is Dorothy
  • Adam Sartain is Usagi
  • Beth Ann Sweezer is Cosmo
  • Anisa Vong is Non
  • Lisle Wilkerson is Sadako
  • William Winckler is Mr. Minami
  • Jay Dee Witney is Panda 2
  • Sarah Emi Bridcutt is Eiko

The cast for the Net Ghost PiPoPa anime includes:

  • Elyse Bertani is Puu
  • G. Larry Butler is Mr. Juzo
  • Bryan Forrest is Divine
  • Frank Gerrish is Traven
  • Bradford Hill is Bat
  • Annie Knudsen is Karin
  • Valerie Rose Lohman is Hikaru
  • Beau Rue Marie is Jin
  • Adam Sartain is Pot
  • Paul Stanko is Pit
  • Beth Ann Sweezer is Sayaka
  • Anisa Vong is Yuuta
  • Linda Weinrib is Akikawa
  • William Winckler is Pat
  • Jay Dee Witney is Dream Future worker

The cast for the Nintama Rantaro no Uchū Daibōken with Cosmic Front Next anime includes:

  • Elyse Bertani is Rantaro
  • Kelsey Kummerl is Shinbei
  • Kory Getman is Kirimaru
  • Frank Gerrish is Yamada
  • Paul Stanko is Doi and Moon Rabbit

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces New Manga Series Acquisitions at 2017 Comic-Con International

VIZ Media announced the acquisition of several notable new manga properties during its official panel event at the 2017 Comic-Con International.

New titles to be published in print and digital under the Shonen Jump imprint include Black Torch, a supernatural action series about a boy who can talk to animals and is dragged into a secret battle to defend humanity against hostile spirits, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, a romantic comedy featuring the hilarious antics of a pair of geniuses in love, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, a paranormal adventure about a young man’s quest to reverse his sister’s hideous transformation into one of the very monsters he fights. The first of these new titles will launch in early 2018.

VIZ Media also announced plans to publish Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction by Inio Asano.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

BLACK TORCH Volume 1
Rated “T+” for Older Teens · Debuts Summer 2018

Jiro Azuma is descended from of a long line of shinobi, and he also can talk to animals. Although he may appear rough and tumble, his compassionate side emerges when it comes to furry critters. But Jiro’s soft spot for animals gets him in major trouble when a suspicious stray cat fuses with him, granting him exceptional power but also dragging him into humanity’s hidden battle against powerful, menacing spirits.

DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA Volume 1
Rated “T” for Teens · Debuts Summer 2018

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality.

KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR Volume 1
Rated “T” for Teens · Debuts Late Spring 2018

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy’s student council, making them the elite among elite. But it’s lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There’s just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss – they’re both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and in doing so become the “loser” in the competition of love. And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first.

DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION Volume 1
Rated “M” for Mature · Debuts Spring 2018

Three years ago the aliens invaded Tokyo. Nothing is ever the same. But after a while, even impending doom starts feeling ordinary. The Japanese Self Defense Forces are still looking for a way to combat the looming alien threat, but so far conventional weapons have had no effect on the mothership. Maybe it’s time to try something unconventional. Meanwhile, Kadode Koyama is in high school. She and her best friend avidly track the aliens’ movements on social media and less enthusiastically study for college entrance exams. When the end of the world is overhead, you learn to take things one step at a time.

Information on Hotaru Odagiri’s Forthcoming Manga Series

The September 2017 issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Asuka magazine has announced that Hotaru Odagiri’s new manga series will launch in the October 2017 issue on August 24, 2017. The manga is titled Shinomiya-kun ni Wake ga Aru (Shinomiya Has a Reason). The manga will feature on the cover of the October 2017 issue, and the first chapter will have a color opening page.

In the story, Sora is the youngest child, raised among all male siblings, and is doted upon. But Sora (and the rest of the brothers) have a secret that they can’t tell anyone.

Source: ANN

More Cast Members Announced for The Ancient Magus’ Bride Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of The Ancient Magus’ Bride manga series:

  • Daisuke Namikawa is Lindel
  • Satoshi Hino is Mikhail Renfred
  • Mutsumi Tamura is Alice

Norihiro Naganuma is directing the anime at Wit Studio, and he is also in charge of the series scripts. Aya Takaha is writing the scripts. Hirotaka Katō is adapting the character designs for animation. Junichi Matsumoto is composing the music, and Flying Dog is producing the music in collaboration from BASiLiCA.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 7, 2017.

Source: ANN

Gin no Spoon Manga to End in September 2017

The September 2017 issue of Kodansha’s Kiss magazine is revealing that Mari Ozawa’s Gin no Spoon (Silver Spoon; no connection to the Hiromu Arakawa manga with a similar name) manga will end in its next chapter. The manga won’t be in the October 2017 issue, and will end in the November 2017 issue on September 25, 2017.

Ozawa launched the manga in Kodansha’s Kiss magazine in 2010, and Kodansha published the manga’s 16th compiled book volume on April 13, 2017.

Source: ANN